Aira TR8 - Roland - Synthesizer
ROLAND AIRA TR8 RHYTHM MACHINE
There was a time, when almost every song in the charts used Drums or Percussion from one of three Roland Units The TR 808 & TR 909 and later the TR 707 & 727 for the Pedantic; So to be able to access all those sounds in one unit is clearly a very cool thing. However, these original drum machines were things that you programmed rather than were able to play in any conventional sense, and that’s where the marriage of 21st century technology comes into play. The bods at Roland have completely reworked the unit, so that it now contains a control surface that can be manipulated in real time. With proper knobs and professional feel faders, the TR8 has lots of things that can be turned or tweaked to allow real-time manipulation of sounds, and speaking of sounds, the TR8 comes with 16 kits full of sounds from the TR808 and TR909 instruments. Each sound can be shaped with Attack, Decay, Tune and Comp controls and there are built in Gated Reverb and Delays to allow you to add your own dimensions, and the Analogue Circuit Behaviour technology gives you unparalleled authenticity of sound.
Capturing the Originals
Full reproduction of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines, based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of many original TR machines, including Roland’s own pristine units.
Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior, including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument.
Obsessive attention to detail, such as reproducing the original TR’s unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps.
Authentic 16-step sequencer with faithful TR-REC behavior, including A and B pattern variations and the ability to play instruments and record to steps in real time
16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, including custom dream kits that use both TR-808 and TR-909 sounds
Large Tempo knob with Tap Tempo button and continuous Fine and Shuffle adjustment knobs
Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob
Per-step reverb and delay effects with dedicated knobs
Mix sources connected to the External In jacks with built-in per-step Side Chain function for rhythmic ducking and gating effects
Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync
7 segment, 4 character LED display and 16 per-step pads with bold, full-color LEDs
Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps with on-the-fly step count adjustment
Rec/Play modes have been eliminated, enabling seamless switching between step input and real-time pattern making and performance
Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls ( 8th / 16th / VARI 1 / VARI 2 ) and per-instrument mutes
Pattern copy and pattern randomization for rapid, spontaneous creativity
Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility
|Frequency Response (Input)||N/A|
|Frequency Response (Output)||N/A|
|Maximum Input Level||-10 dBu|
|Maximum Output Level||-10/+4 (Selectable) dBu|
|Dimensions (mm)||400 x 65 x 260 (WxHxD)|
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- 36 months
- Return to base
- DOA Period:
- 30 days
- RTB Period:
- 12 months